SCHEDULED PICK UP AND DELIVERY ONLY; NO WALK-IN SALES, But our space next door at Stars is freshly stocked with all sorts of SUCCULENTS, HOUSEPLANTS and even some GARDEN PLANTS other goodies for plant and flower lovers.


First Friday Again?!?!?

Welp, it happened again and here it is, almost the first Friday of another month and I haven't written up a blog or even considered bringing up the idea of a monthly open studio/ workshop/ class or demonstration with you all. How is it that my head gets so far ahead and aside from what I am able to even put into written words? Guess it's my ADD that keeps me distracted with every sparkly squirrel I see zipping around. It's part of why I decided to set one day each month to do a thing in hopes of structuring in some accountability.... SO! FIRST FRIDAY FLOWER CLUB is happening whether I've promoted it properly or not. If you know...

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feeling feral

Anyone else get a little too used to hiding out and not being seen during all this? As someone who has always hidden out behind the distraction of my beautiful floral creations renegotiating business after lockdown feels particularly daunting. I'm a big fan of camouflage by distraction. No one seems to notice the unswept floor when the shop is filled with flowers. But what about when it's not filled with flowers? Doing business while locked down has meant buying and foraging only the flowers I need for the orders I have. This has been a huge challenge for me as someone who always had the "stocking the sales floor" excuse to overbuy.  I have to admit spending whole days playing...

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Best Five Blooming Branches

It's lilac season! It's unbelievable how quickly the season of blooming branches passes and , I LOVE blooming branches!  They can make for great structure in mixed arrangements or stand alone in stunning minimalism (Single variety spring arrangements is one of the few times I can manage executing anything that could be called minimal) It means all the flowering trees are bursting with fragrant petals and spring color with all the exuberance of a brand new season. FINALLY, a time to start being able to be outdoors again a time to soak up some much needed vitamin D, especially after the winter we've all had. We're having beautiful weather in the PNW right now and bloomers came in hot, many...

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By way of Introduction

Hi, I'm Rachel, creator, curator, designer and founder of By the Bunch floral alchemy. As we lean into the changes thrust upon us by Covid 19, we will be keeping our tiny retail space closed except for pickups and operating on more of a studio model as I continue to design for small events and daily deliveries. I realize many of you who have only done business with By the Bunch via our website may not realize how small of an operation this really is. Essentially a one woman show with the exception of occasional delivery services and helpers or interns, often only for holidays or large events( which obviously are not happening right now). If you ring the shop...

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